Hackboard 2

A powerful & affordable Windows 10 Pro SBC with optional 4G or 5G connectivity

Nov 29, 2023

Shipping Kits & Modems

I hope everyone is in good health and spirits. I have a few updates to share with you regarding kits, modems, M.2 slots, and HDMI audio. Read the full update.

Sep 20, 2023

Unboxing Tips

With the Hackboards starting to arrive I wanted to take a quick moment to give you all a few updates. Read the full update.

Jul 26, 2023

Boards on a Boat

We do apologize for the lack of updates since our last update on shipping. We've finally handed off all boards and cases to Crowd Supply and Mouser. Read the full update.

Jun 07, 2023


We expect the initial production run to be completed by June 16th and we are shipping some products to Crowd Supply as we speak. Read the full update.

Apr 24, 2023

Free Windows 11 Pro (Activated) Upgrade!

Dear Crowd Supply backers, We have commenced kitting the 4 GB Linux versions. We had a small hiccup with the Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OS, so we’re now upgrading all Windows 10 Pro board orders to Windows 11 Pro for free! That being said, we have a small amount of work to do to the Windows 11 Pro BIOS, so that should only delay us about 1-week. Everything else related to the 4 GB RAM Linux and Windows boards are otherwise on-track. Read the full update.

Apr 07, 2023

Preparing for Shipment!

Dear CS Backers, We’re closer than ever to shipping and we are super excited. Read the full update.

Mar 15, 2023

Production is Underway!

Dear CS Backers, We hope you had a Happy Pi Day yesterday! We’re nearly at the finish line and I want to give you all an update on what’s been going on and how we are looking. Read the full update.

Jan 25, 2023

Production Starting in February

Hi Crowd Supply Backers, We wanted to provide a brief update on production. We had anticipated starting production prior to CNY, but we were bumped from our scheduled time. We do, however, have a confirmed date to start production of February 10, 2023. Read the full update.

Jan 11, 2023

Production Delay

Dear CS Backers, Happy New Year! We hope that everyone has had a relaxing and wonderful holiday season. We are finally preparing to start production. Our final obstacle with the hardware has been the GPIOs – we are now confident that everything is working as it should, and we are ready to go into production. Read the full update.

Oct 11, 2022

PVT Completed and Remaining Board Testing in Progress

Dear Backers, We’ve completed the PVT over the Chinese holiday. Setting up the line and completing the programming for the pick and place and the AOI took 3 days and went as planned, so we now have PVT samples. The factory re-opened on Thursday Oct 5th, and we are now in the process of completing continuity board testing. Read the full update.

Oct 03, 2022

PVT has Started!

I hope everyone is doing well. It’s been a while since the last update because I wanted to have images to share, and since we just began the PVT last week - I finally do! I hope to have more of an update with additional pictures later this week. Read the full update.

Jul 25, 2022

Getting Closer to Production

We're pleased to tell you we're getting closer to shipping. We are now 5-10 days from performing our production validation test (PVT), and we're taking care of the required certifications. We expect to ship to Crowd Supply's warehouse in about six to eight weeks. Read the full update.

Jul 11, 2022

PVT in a Few Weeks

I hope everyone is doing well. Hackboard 2 production is currently on track and we expect to start the production validation test (PVT) in three to four weeks. We should have more detailed information to share in the next week or two, so I will follow up then. Read the full update.

May 31, 2022

PVT Schedule and Lead Times

We’re getting closer to starting production. We are currently on track to start the production validation test (PVT) within the next six to eight weeks. Additionally, we have a couple of lead times that we are working to shorten so we can ship once production begins. Read the full update.

Apr 22, 2022

Still Waiting for PVT to Begin

As a quick update, we wanted to let you know that we are still awaiting notification from our team in China as to when they will be able to begin the PVT (production validation test). This will be the final step prior to production and shipping. Read the full update.

Apr 01, 2022

Our Factory Has Reopened

Just a quick update. Our factory has finally reopened, and we are currently waiting for them to confirm when we can begin the production validation test (PVT). We expect this to happen this month with full production starting shortly thereafter. Read the full update.

Mar 07, 2022

PVT Delayed Due to Coronavirus

Our factories in China have shut down because of Coronavirus, so we are still waiting to commence the production validation test (PVT). Read the full update.

Feb 11, 2022

DVT Almost Done, PVT About to Start

I hope everyone is doing well and the new year is off to a great start for all of you. I’m going to provide more frequent updates than previously, hence this short update just a few weeks after the last. Read the full update.

Jan 17, 2022

Testing & Production Status

First and foremost, happy new year! I'm sorry to say that we've not begun shipping yet. I wish I had better news, but I don't. I know this is frustrating for all of you. It's frustrating for us as well. Read the full update.

Nov 19, 2021

Final QA is Underway

We're in the final stretch! The boards are currently undergoing rigorous testing to make sure they are of the highest quality prior to shipping. This has delayed us by about three weeks, but it is a critical piece of delivering a top-notch product. Read the full update.

Oct 14, 2021

First Samples & Delivery Schedule

We're getting very close to being able to ship. Finalizing our surface mount assembly line took a bit longer than expected, which ran us into a few Chinese national holidays, but I'm happy to report we've got our first samples! Read the full update.

Sep 04, 2021

Debian, M.2, and Delivery Schedule

We hope you are all staying safe and healthy in these unprecedented times. We've got a few updates to share with you regarding the Hackboard 2 shipping schedule and board updates. Read the full update.

Jul 09, 2021

Memory & Storage Upgrades Now Available!

We hope you're all getting excited for the delivery of Hackboard 2! We have more details on the LAN sourcing issue and storage and memory upgrade options discussed in our previous update. Read the full update.

Jun 12, 2021

Finishing Production in August

We've overcome many supply chain challenges and are planning to complete Hackboard 2 production in August. There are also some exciting upgrade options on the horizon! Read the full update.

Apr 27, 2021

Production Status & Supply Chain Delays

The worldwide chip shortages rocking the entire electronics industry have also affected our delivery timeline. We're making good progress overcoming these problems by working with our supply chain partners and redesigning the board around parts with better availability. Read the full update.

Mar 18, 2021

Temperature Tests

We did some testing on Hackboard 2 to evaluate operation with a heat sink and the enclosure, with some terrific results. Read the full update.

Jan 30, 2021

Thank You & Upgraded Enclosure

Thank you to all our backers for helping make Hackboard 2 a reality! We have some exciting news about an upgraded enclosure and more. Read the full update.

Jan 11, 2021

Stretch Goal & Linux Version

If the campaign breaks $100,000, we'll add a freebie to every Hackboard 2 sold during the campaign! Also, by popular demand, we've decided to extend Linux support beyond the campaign. Read the full update.

Dec 30, 2020

Case Available, Four Displays, and More

Thank you for all of your support and overwhelmingly positive feedback for Hackboard 2. A bunch of people asked for a case, so we made the case available separately from the starter and complete kits. We've also had some questions about the GPIO pinout, using multiple screens (we've managed four so far), and the battery connector on the board. Read the full update.

Dec 10, 2020

Special Campaign-Only Offer Now Live!

Thanks for your interest in Hackboard 2, one of the first and most affordable Windows 10 Pro single-board computers to feature optional 4G/5G connectivity. We're now live on Crowd Supply with an incredible campaign-only offer for you. Read the full update.

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